AVA News and Resources
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5/6/13: AVA Announces 2 New Networks!
3/19/13 Med Prep Consulting Inc. announced a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of their compounded products. The recall stems from mold contamination found in Med Prep's Magnesium Sulfate 2gm in Dextrose 5 percent in Water, 50ml for Injection.
- The Joint Commission International has released a new monograph: Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: A Global Challenge, A Global Perspective. View and download a pdf copy of the document at the Joint Commission website: www.jointcommission.org/preventing_clabsi. Dr. Marcia Ryder participated in the development of this document and served as the representative from AVA.
- 24th Annual National Form on Quality Improvement in HealthCare - December 9-12, 2012 in Orlando, FL.
- Drug Shortages - Oley Call to Action
- Info from The Oley Foundation - Rare Disease / Feb. 29, 2012 + Legislation
- To Aliquot or Not: Optimizing Use of Fibrinolytic Agents in the Managemnt of Catheter Occlusions
- 2011 CDC Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections
- Access Scientific Gets FDA Clearance for POWERWAND
- FDA Alert - Recall: H & P Industries Povidine Iodine Prep Pads - Potential Microbial Contamination
- Medical Device Recalls: Cook Inc., Central Venous Catheter Trays
- The Oley Foundation has expanded its free, online education program for patients on home parenteral nutrition.The latest installments assist patients in managing their fluid (hydration) and sugar (glucose) levels, and are available.
- Huber Needles: Recall - Risk of Coring
- FDA Letter to Infection Control Practitioners Regarding Positive Displacement Needleless Connectors
- Choosing the Best Design for Intravenous Needleless Connectors to Prevent Bloodstream Infections
- CLABSI Prevention Strategies: Understanding the Risks of PICCs
- Adult Catheter Care & Infection Prevention Guide by the Oley Foundation
Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections now available from APIC